Get Answers To Family Law FAQs
As you are facing a family law issue, you likely have many questions about the legal process. This is an understandably stressful time. That is why having an experienced law firm handle your case can help alleviate these worries. Furthermore, a skilled family law attorney can provide comprehensive counsel for all of your family law matters, both present and future.
At McMahan Perry & Phillips, LLC, we provide thorough and dependable family law representation. We work to make our clients comfortable with their decisions every step of the way. Whether you require divorce, child custody, relocation or family law mediation services, we can help.
Below are some frequently asked questions about family law. Keep in mind that this is not to construed in any way as legal advice for your particular situation; instead, these answers are general guidelines.
Why Do I Need A Family Law Attorney?
There are instances where both parties will agree on every single issue right away and there are no complications. If that is the case, then it is possible for the parties to get a finalized divorce decree quickly without any hiccups.
However, what if you make a mistake in the agreement? Is the agreement valid? These are issues you probably want to avoid on top of the stresses of getting a divorce or facing family law issue. In most situations, getting a trusted family law attorney from the start is the first step.
How Long Does A Divorce Really Take?
There is no specific answer for this as each situation varies. However, in some cases, you can settle a divorce in a few months if both parties are amicable and utilize mediation or another alternative dispute resolution method. When a couple contests a divorce, litigation can sometimes occur. Finalizing your divorce could take months or years.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Not necessarily. Again, many divorce and family law issues are now resolved through mediation. Even if you intend to amicably resolve a divorce, you never know what issues may pop up. That is why it is even more important to get a skilled divorce lawyer.
How Is Child Support Calculated In Georgia?
Your child support will be determined under Georgia Child Support Guidelines. The courts consider certain factors, such as income, age and health when calculating this figure under these guidelines.
What If I Have To Change An Order After The Divorce?
The law does take into account that circumstances will change. Modifications can be requested for spousal support, child support, child custody and property division. However, whether it will be granted by the court is another story. Furthermore, the best interests of the child are always the main consideration in a modification.
Why Should I Consider Mediation?
There are many benefits to mediation. Not only is it often less expensive and more efficient, but you are the one that gets to make the decisions.